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I hesitated before posting this, but I'm sure we're all responsible riders and won't be tempted to do something "silly" in order to also get one smiley.

A big thank you to committee for the box of delicious goodies. It was completed unexpected, but much appreciated.

PS I'm home and doing well. Just a few weeks for the old bones to reconnect and then hopefully we'll see each other on the road again.

 

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Heal quickly Tony.

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Lyk my daar is iets wat ek nie weet nie!

Tony, het jy 'n insident gehad? 

It seems like you have bones that need to reconnect --- dit klink nie goed nie, vertel wat gebeur het!

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Danie ek het so 'n klein onderonsie met 'n paar rotse langs die pad op die Spitzkoppad, tussen Laingsburg en Sutherland, gehad.

Het my sleutellbeen, skouerblad en 'n paar ribbes gebreek. Niks wat tyd nie sal regmaak nie.

 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown

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Ai Ai!

Eina!

Sterkte met die herstel!

 

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A few weeks!  That's what every told me about my collarbone.  But the surgeon said it takes 6 weeks for the collagen to surround the bone, and only then does the healing start.  So 12 weeks it was (with a plate etc).  And it was a lot longer than that before I got full mobility and strength back.

Good luck with the healing.

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Eina!!! Tony.  Alle voorspoed met die herstel.

Nou weet ons van jou skade. En die bike?

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Popular idea: Broken bone = 6 weeks.

Reality: Roughly 3 months before you're functional enough for off-road riding.

Source material:

Lance: 2x broken wrists, 1x torn shoulder ligament - all 3 on separate occasions.

Lance's dad: Broken shoulder blade (scapula) and 5 ribs - all in once! Front tyre blow-out. Was close on 4 months I think.

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Zanie wrote:

Popular idea: Broken bone = 6 weeks.

Reality: Roughly 3 months before you're functional enough for off-road riding.

and it gets longer as you get older or if your fitness/health is not good.

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And yesterday I just sent myself into yet another 3-month recovery period, just at the start of funduro season. Very miffed. And just beforehand, I told Lance to be careful so that he doesn't end up in hospital again. I should have listened to my own advice.

 

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Eina Zanie!!!  Hoop jy en Tony herstel sommer vinnig.

Onthou: Afgeval, seergekry, opgeklim en weer gery............. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride!! wink

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Ai Zanie, this is exactly why I was reluctant to post my "thank you" on a public forum cheeky.

Best wishes for your recovery - listen to the docs and take the offered pain meds!

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown

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I had an interesting discussion with a physio that finally shed light on the 3-month timeline. By 6 weeks there is new bone in place of the fracture, but this is still brittle. If you fall then, the bone will break at exactly the same spot. By the 12-week mark, that bone has been completely reinforced; to such an extent that if you do fall, your bone will break anywhere except at the previous fracture!

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Zanie, be very patient and careful with this type of fracture!

I hurt my wrist (cracked radius bone) similar to yours in 2015

( http://bmwmotorradclubcape.co.za/beginners-off-tar-day-ride-overberg-gre... )

Today, three years later, I still feel pain when using the mouse on a level surface. I need to support my wrist on a piece of sponge about 50mm thick.

In retrospect, maybe my wrist would have healed better if it was in plaster instead of the heavy/stiff wrist guard.

Something that worked well for me is a vertical/upright mouse (although it takes a bit getting used to the unusual movement of the pointer). This type of mouse reduces the amount of twist in the arm when using the mouse.

Initially an angled mouse pad (mouse ramp) and foam wrist support also worked well

 

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Broken bones 'cured' my wrist tendonitis.

Hope you are back on the bike soon Zanie, recovery is not only painful - but it often means you can't enjoy the things you love the most.  Hopefully your left is not your dominant hand and you can still manage with the little things like brushing your teeth, buttoning shirts etc.? 

 

I used a vertical mouse for years GeelKameel - chronic tendonitis being my toll from advancing age, repetitive use and decades of mouse abuse.  

Last year I broke my right wrist, and then my right collarbone.  So I switched to using the mouse with my left hand. And I've stayed that way.  It was painfully slow to start with - but I got used to it faster than I thought I would, and the plus side is my right wrist doesn't ache all the time.  

 

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I'm right-handed, so no worries there. I'm getting by quite easily now since receiving the new splint yesterday. It is made of wood and polymer, which is warmed and then moulded to your wrist. It allows absolutely zero wrist movement, unlike the usual standard wrist guards. This means that I can now move my fingers without pain.

This means physio. So I officially started physio 3 days after my accident! I have to do exercises for my fingers every 2 waking hours. I was horrified at the amount of stiffening that already occurred in my hand after only 3 days.

This treatment is much better than my foot, where physio was only started 9 weeks afterwards - on the foot itself. My personal physio (when I visited her about my back) was freaked out when she saw that my leg was wasting away, so physio on the leg started after about 4 weeks, no thanks to the damn doctor's recommendations. My foot still aches, 4 years later.

I feel as if I'm in good hands with my current doctor. I'm much, much more comfy than during the last wrist break.

FYI: Brushing teeth is not as complex as trying to put on a bra one-handed!

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Zanie wrote:

FYI: Brushing teeth is not as complex as trying to put on a bra one-handed!

Back in the day - in ,my 20's, I was something of an expert REMOVING a bra one-handed; just how difficult can it be to put back on one-handed?! wink

Chris

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zebra wrote:

Back in the day - in ,my 20's, I was something of an expert REMOVING a bra one-handed; just how difficult can it be to put back on one-handed?! wink

Chris

Respect! Chris, It's very brave of you to 'come out' like this. devil

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